The team of scientists in Bing that develop speech and language technologies
We are conducting numerous projects aimed at improving web search. Our projects range from developing core systems infrastructure, to developing novel algorithms and heuristics for ranking and classifying web pages, to study basic properties of the web at large, to mining query logs for temporal patterns.
We are currently investigating various topics related to the correctness and performance of software systems, especially in the area of concurrent systems. We place a high value on producing tools and methodologies that can be used by software developers and researchers.
We are currently investigating a broad spectrum of topics in security, cryptography, and privacy. These topics range from fundamental research on privacy in the context of statistical databases to new systems mechanisms for realizing security in operating systems to mitigating and preventive measures against worms and viruses.
We are currently investigating various topics related to computer architecture (multicore, manycore, transaction memory, etc.), hardware accelerators, systems architecture (storage, nonvolatile memory, etc.), including software and hardware components, and graphics. We strive to understand and optimize systems and system interactions, enabling new paradigms, accelerators, and research platforms. As a result, we build hardware and software systems that facilitate research in a variety of areas.
Algorithms and theory research at the Silicon Valley Campus is motivated equally by the goals of having significant impact on the real world and by advancing the state of the art in pure research. To this end, we pursue a wide variety of projects over many diverse research areas, most recently including graph algorithms, database privacy, approximation algorithms, algorithmic mechanism design, cryptography, algorithms for large data sets and the theory of distributed computing, among others.
Our research activities in the distributed system area range from protocols and algorithms to decentralized architectures and services. We address fundamental issues such as scalability, fault-tolerance, security, manageability, and mobility. We also explore the basic building blocks for distributed systems including networks and operating systems.
Researchers working on computational aspects of market design.
Web platforms such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk are revolutionizing our ability to conduct human behavioral experiments of the kind historically performed in physical labs. Such “virtual lab” experiments allow for individual-level psychology and economics experiments to be carried out with unprecedented scale and speed, and also permit larger and more complex “networked” experiments on topics such as cooperation, learning, and collective problem solving.
With increasingly more data on every aspect of our daily activities – from what we buy, to where we travel, to who we know – we are able to measure human behavior with precision largely thought impossible just a decade ago. Lying at the intersection of computer science, statistics and the social sciences, the emerging field of computational social science uses large-scale demographic, behavioral and network data to address longstanding questions in sociology, economics, politics, and beyond.
Research of the Machine Learning group at MSR-NYC spans a wide variety of topics within theoretical and applied machine learning, including learning from interactive data (e.g., contextual bandits), large-scale machine learning, and convex optimization.
We focus on solving some of the most pressing, real-world problems in computer science.
The Cloud Systems group within the eXtreme Computing Group in Microsoft Research aspires to make deliberate, breakthrough innovations in software systems and cloud technologies. We are currently working on a programming model and distributed runtime environment enabling rapid cloud-scale development, tools for analyzing large-scale data center networks, and system software to reduce operation costs and increase performance.
Labs: eXtreme Computing Group
The IECA group consists of an elite team of researchers who have strong expertise in information retrieval, machine learning, game theory, and micro-economics. The group is devoted to the following research directions: learning to rank for search and advertising, statistical game theory, game-theoretic machine learning, mechanism (economics model) design for online business, click and conversion prediction for sponsored search, etc.
We are interested in new challenges in data management. Our goal is to help people maximize the leverage of their data assets by providing effective support for data of growing volume, increasing variety and complexity.
Our long-term objective is to drive computing towards a more interactive, task-oriented existence. To this end we work closely with Microsoft product groups and academic collaborators to research and ship technologies that will turn this goal into reality. Our focus has lead us to work on highly accurate entity resolution across multiple data sources that are semi-structured and noisy; and to build technologies for extracting, storing, ranking, recommending, and reasoning about these entities.
The homepage of the RISE Formal Methods Working Group
The MSR neXus Research Team explores systems that help connect people, places, and devices. The Nexus group merges research in Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Computational Social Science, and Information Visualization to support rich connections across a variety of dimensions, including individual and community interactions, co-located and distributed collaboration; ambient and interactive visualization; and awareness displays.
The NL group develops the foundational work for computational processing of Arabic language, aiming at enhancing Arabic-specific features across various Microsoft products such as error detection and correction, translation, search, document analysis, which is handled by the NLP group. In addition, the NL group works on enabling features currently not supported for Arabic such as Windows narration, voicemail transcription, speech-to-speech translation.
Labs: ATL Cairo
The CS group aspires to improve the quantity and quality of Arabic Content and to simplify its retrieval. The CS group leverages machine learning and statistical text mining technologies to develop modules and services aimed at enhancing the usability of user generated content. Bing is a natural partner for CS; ATL Cairo’s CS group is specifically focused on the technology side on Multimedia Information Retrieval and Textual & Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval.
Labs: ATL Cairo
Interactive 3D technologies (I3D) combines research on 3D graphics, computer vision, machine learning, novel hardware, augmented reality and NUI. Our remit is to demonstrate radically new user experiences built using state-of-the-art vision and graphics algorithms, and novel sensing or display hardware. Our projects mix theory and practice, meaning we research new algorithms and techniques, but also build complex systems, and demonstrate our results practically.
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